TCU gets 1st victory, 71-64 over Abilene Christian

The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jarvis Ray had a career-high 18 points and Texas Christian got its first victory, holding on to beat road-weary Abilene Christian 71-64 Tuesday night.

Kyan Anderson was scoreless for the Horned Frogs (1-2) until his floater with 3:47 left broke the final tie, making it 60-58 after the Wildcats had come back from a 14-point deficit. Anderson added two free throws a half-minute later.

Brandon Parrish added 15 points and Christian Gore 14 for TCU.

Abilene Christian (0-5) tied the game at 58 when Austin Cooke swished a 3-pointer from the right wing. Parker Wentz had 14 points to lead four ACU players in double figures.

ACU was playing on the road for the fifth time in 11 days to open their first season in NCAA Division I. Plus, the Wildcats were coming off the worst lost in program history, 103-41 at Iowa Sunday.

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